Cannabis for IBD: Can it back?

For those living with inflammatory bowel disease or IBD, digestion can be a minefield. Inadvertent snacking on a trigger food can provoke excruciating pain or even numbness. A stressful day at work may lead to a flare in inflammation and hospitalization. The chorus often sounded by those living with IBD is the way the disease…

Arizona, Florida dispensaries remain originate throughout summer COVID-19 spikes

Bruce BarcottJune 30, 2020 Dispensaries in Arizona, Florida, and Texas remain open as essential businesses. (AdobeStock) As coronavirus cases continue spike alarmingly in Arizona, Florida, Texas, and other southern states, some once-reluctant governors are taking action to shut down gathering places. On Monday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey ordered all bars, movie theaters, gyms, and water…

What’s the ideally true minimum correct age for cannabis?

Colleen Fisher TullyJune 29, 2020 The legal minimum age is 21 in most US states, but 19 in Canada. What’s really the best age limit? Researchers think Canada’s answer might be the right one. (AdobeStock) Minimum legal age varies for all kinds of grownup things. Alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis can be 18, 19 or 21,…

Fed file urges doctors to treat cannabis customers as drug addicts

Bruce BarcottJune 18, 2020 The doctor-patient relationship should be a collaboration, not an interrogation. But a new federal guidance urges doctors to lump cannabis in with “unhealthy drugs,” and assumes all consumers have addiction issues. (AdobeStock) ‘The Haymaker’ is Leafly Senior Editor Bruce Barcott’s opinion column on cannabis politics and culture. mid the torrent of news…

Extremely-low cannabis dosing: When microdosing is calm too a lot

If you’re open to taking your coffee decaf or drinking low-alcohol beer, the idea of lightening your cannabis dose is probably welcome. Unsurprisingly, today’s cannabis consumer generally isn’t looking to get stoned to the point of paralysis. But pot has never been as potent as it is today. According to a 2019 study, mean Δ9-THC…

Can orgasms support your endocannabinoid machine?

What if sufferers of certain health conditions having to do with endocannabinoid deficiency were able to heal through the power of orgasm? That question has been on my mind since reading a 2017 study which hypothesizes that endocannabinoids can play an important role in the sexual response cycle. Endocannabinoids are cannabinoids that the body produces…